NDP 'carbon tax' would further drive up price of gasoline

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Gas prices are surging, but strangely the NDP's Thomas Mulcair is touring the country promoting a carbon tax. Although he calls is ‘cap and trade’, it is in reality a carbon tax and will impact the cost of gasoline. Canadians already pay a high enough price; Mulcair’s plan will only make it more expensive.

If that is not enough, by his own admission, Mulcair's $21 billion carbon tax is "regressive" and will raise the price of everything, including gas, groceries, and electricity. Speaking to reporters after Question Period on Monday, September 17th, Mulcair said: "…Look, the [carbon tax] is regressive, it affects everyone" and "it's a regressive tax generally speaking."

Our Government cut Canada's biggest consumption tax, the GST, by two per cent, which the NDP opposed. The Harper government wants Canadians to have fairness at the pump and no carbon tax. By supporting a regressive consumption tax, Mulcair is putting the squeeze on all Canadians.

David Anderson, MP Cypress Hills-Grasslands

Organizations: NDP

Geographic location: Canada

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  • Craig
    September 20, 2012 - 14:20

    Of course the PC government has done nothing to stop the taxing on top of tax hidden in the price, done any reduction of gas tax to help the consumer with pump prices in the first place and the gouging by oil companies in general so David Anderson has little room to talk.